Garrett Bishop drove in three runs to lead East Hall to an 8-2 win over Region 7-AAA foe Dawson County Friday night at East Hall Park in Gainesville.
All of a sudden, Gainesville's rematch with Loganville on Monday became that much more important, after its first meeting Friday resulted in a 4-1 loss for the Red Elephants at Ivey-Watson Field.
OAKWOOD - After earning a lopsided win over Fannin County on Friday night, a few West Hall baseball players stood in the corner of the home dugout holding a rolled up 2003 playoff banner, a symbolic reminder of the Spartans' last trip to the postseason.
Kelsey Dumanowsky notched a pair of goals and an assist to lead Johnson to a 6-0 win against Eastside on Thursday.
Zack Collins hit two home runs and tallied six RBIs to lead West Hall in a 19-2 win against Fannin County on Wednesday in Blue Ridge.
CLEVELAND - Even with the tremendous zip on the fastball for Buford lefty Jake Higginbotham, it was the knee-buckling curveball that got him out of trouble and preserved a 7-0 win against White County on Wednesday in Cleveland.
Evelin Aviata's hat trick fueled the Johnson girls to a 6-0 win against Rabun County on Tuesday in Oakwood.
The Buford boys soccer team's recent turnaround has expanded the Region 7-AAA playoff race from four teams to five.
Jefferson coach Tommy Knight was curious to see how his team would perform in a Region 8-AA contest on the road during spring break.
BUFORD - Stan Luttrell had nothing but great things to say about his time leading the Chestatee football program, but he's also excited about his future as an assistant coach at a perennial state power.
Micah Strickland drove in both runs and finished 2 for 3 with a double and a home run as North Hall defeated White County 2-0 on Monday in Cleveland.
Grant Lasseter's recent performance on the golf course is a prime example of why Gainesville boys golf coach Bryson Worley doesn't like ranking his players.
Buford's Rakim Lubin leads a heavy list of area players recognized with all-state basketball honors on Monday by the Georgia Sports Writers Association.
The 2013-2014 basketball season was a year of adjustments for James Hodges.
Thanks to a productive summer, Bridgette Kelly went from a backup point guard to one of the state's top 3-point shooters.
Gainesville and Johnson's storied boys soccer rivalry no longer holds region implications.
Andrew Bell recorded a hat trick and added an assist for Lakeview Academy in a 6-0 win against George Walton Academy on Friday night.
Two key region baseball games scheduled for Friday have been postponed until Saturday due to rain.
DAWSONVILLE - After a quiet first day of the Region 7-AAA track and field championships, Buford had to make up plenty of ground to win its second straight boys title.
Riverside Military took the Region 8-AA boys tennis title with a 3-2 victory over Jefferson thanks to wins from Sipho Khoza at No. 2 singles, Drew Eidson/Joshua Haughton at No. 1 doubles, and D'erron Patterson/Daniel McHerron at No. 2 doubles.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Nine months pregnant and expecting any day, Gainesville girls tennis coach Kellie Smith stood and watched as the Lady Red Elephants presented her with an early baby present - a second straight region championship.
Chestatee's boys and girls tennis teams both secured a spot in the Class AAAA state tournament with 3-0 sweeps of Eastside on the opening day of the Region 8-AAAA tournament on Wednesday morning in Danielsville.
MONROE – The Chestatee girls' track and field team claimed a second straight runner-up finish in the Region 8-AAAA meet on Wednesday, finishing second to region champion Lanier High.
West Hall's boys soccer team entered Tuesday's game gunning for the Region 7-AAA championship.
Jonathan Hughes went 2 for 3 with three runs batted in to lead Flowery Branch to a 14-2 win over Clarke Central at home on Tuesday.
North Hall's team motto this season is "find a way." It's a simple three-word saying meant to motivate the players to win on any given night, regardless of the obstacles that stand in the way.
For the past two games, Colton Chester has been an unstoppable, home-run-hitting machine.
Logan Burt hit the walk off home run in the bottom of the seventh to secure a 14-12 win for Dawson County against West Hall on Friday in Dawsonville.
Brian Newman went 2 for 4 with a double and two RBIs to lead West Hall to a 5-4 win against White County in eight innings on Thursday in Cleveland. With the win, the Spartans completed a two-game sweep of the Warriors.
The Gainesville girls golf team has looked to Meg Callahan to be a soft-spoken but strong leader since her freshman season, when she finished with the lowest stroke average in the program and won the team's player of the year award.